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Installation view, Enrique Chagoya, Aliens, Triton Museum of Art, Santa Clara, CA, 2020.

 

1-2. Installation view, Enrique Chagoya, Aliens, Triton Museum of Art, Santa Clara, CA, 2020.


3. Thinking of Ensor and My Cat Diego, 2009. Acrylic and water based oils on canvas, 60 x 80 inches.


4. Too Big, 2009. Charcoal and pastel on paper, 80 x 80 inches.


5-6. Installation view, Enrique Chagoya, Aliens, Triton Museum of Art, Santa Clara, CA, 2020.


7. Illegal Alien’s Guide to the Theory of Surplus Value, 2009. Acrylic and water-based oil on canvas, 80 x 120 inches.


8. Ayer es nunca jamais, Hoy es siempre todavia, 2006. Acrylic and water-based oil on canvas, 60 x 80 inches.


9. Installation view, Enrique Chagoya, Aliens, Triton Museum of Art, Santa Clara, CA, 2020.


10. Enrique Chagoya, standing in front of The Ongoing Escape from Fantasylandia, 2013.

For our next iteration of Museum From Home, we’re highlighting Enrique Chagoya's solo exhibition, Aliens, at the Triton Museum of Art. While the museum is temporarily closed, we are bringing the show to you!

Aliens includes paintings, drawings and prints, focusing on Chagoya’s continued engagement with the politics of immigration in his art. Drawing from his own experiences living on both sides of the U.S.-Mexico border, Chagoya juxtaposes secular, popular, and religious imagery in his satirical method of dissecting and rewriting “accepted” histories, from the viewpoint of colonized cultures. The exhibition includes examples of his large-scale editorial charcoal drawings; political paintings, drawings and prints that appropriate work from such diverse sources as James Ensor and Walt Disney; along with work from his most recent series, Aliens Sans Frontières.

 

To read a review of the exhibition, click here.

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